Hello December! Friends… you are about to bombarded with food, food and more food.
Also in December, we are bombarded with a million weight loss quick fixes guaranteed to give you a super model body with no effort.
If you are on social media, you’ve seen diet teas, magic workouts, booty bands, menu plans.. omg.
Before you click ” Purchase” on that quick fix plan, let me tell you the truth!!
Here are a few reasons your plan is setting you up to fail.
1. Your mindset
“I am going to eat everything in sight now and then lose weight starting in January”
How has that worked for you in the past? It doesn’t. One reason we see clients struggling is because they live in the ‘all or nothing’ world.
“If I can’t eat everything, I will eat nothing. ”
That only lasts so long. With little balance, nothing in life really can be successful.
Success tip: Set your December up for eating well but taking positive steps to not over indulge. Eating smaller portions is one way you can enjoy the Holiday’s without eating in a surplus.
Drink less alcohol! We practice Faux Drinking during the Holidays.
You can see more here at my Holiday Survival Guide.
2. Your program:
When a person finally decides to “lose weight” we often learn that there was and
“x factor” that created the desire to act. Something drastic happens.
“I saw a picture of my self at the dinner table at Aunt Minnie’s house and I was chewing!”
Sometimes a partner or stranger says something critical. Perhaps moving up a clothing size is the X factor. It’s very normal to feel desperate and be reactionary.
Things that promise “instant weight loss” are very attractive to a person who has had this
moment of truth.
Success tip: The program you should be doing is the one you see yourself on 1 year from now. Studies show that over 80 percent of people who do restrictive dieting rebound and gain their weight back! This is also very hard on your metabolism!!
So let’s take a moment and think about where you see yourself in a year. Do you see yourself in the exact same place as now, but more frustrated? Let’s make a plan right now to stop repeating behaviors that are not working!!
SECRET:The most successful programs are those that are sustainable and can be done with consistency.
When you see a plan you want to try, do your homework. Research. If your new plan has 6 small meals a day and barely get a lunch break at work.. that’s not a good sign!
If your new plan requires you to remove fruit, carbs, or other food groups, ask yourself if that is sustainable. It’s not. You already know it’s not.
Really think about WHO you are. Search for the plan that works with YOU.
3. No clear cut goals: I want to lose weight is the worst goal I’ve ever heard. It’s the same as I want a million dollars. Well… ok.
Get specific!! Really sit down and think about it. What do you want? Do you want to fit into your clothes again? Do you want to go all the way and rock a bikini body?
Think harder.. hmmm
What do you want your physique to look like? Do you want leaner legs?
Would you like a peach booty? This is about YOU. Be specific.
Success tip: WRITE THIS DOWN! Studies show that we are more successful in reaching our goals if we write them down.
SECRET: It’s awesome to have your long term goal but let’s write down a few short term goals and how you will accomplish them.
In January when everyone starts hard then drops out so quickly, set yourself up for a set of small goals that will help you feel successful. I promise you, hitting goals is very motivating!
Example: I will make it to the gym 4 x this week.
I will do that by putting that into my calendar as a very important meeting.
If you have to break it down to just one day at time.. that’s OK!!
“I will track my food today”
I will do that by using my phone tracker or I will set an alarm to remind me to add my food.
If you have to break it down to 1 meal at a time.. do it.
SUCCESS TIP:String together successes even small ones add up and keep you motivated. We keep going when we are doing well!!
Do you need help with your food? We can teach you how to eat what you love and get lean!
You can be successful. Our class is done online!! whoo hooo.. Check us out here